From 2007 – 2019, Sotheby’s supported the Tate Britain Commission, an annual exhibition inviting a British artist to make new work in response to Tate’s collection of British and international art and to the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.
Sotheby’s support allowed the Commission to become an annual event, placing engagement with contemporary art at the heart of Tate Britain’s programme. Previous Tate Britain Commission artists include Mike Nelson, Anthea Hamilton, Cerith Wyn Evans, Pablo Bronstein, Christina Mackie, Phyllida Barlow, Simon Starling, Patrick Keiller, Fiona Banner, Eva Rothschild and Martin Creed.
‘Every year the ambition, inventiveness and sheer scale of the Tate Britain Commission captivates visitors to the magnificent Duveen Galleries.’
Alex Branczik, Sotheby's Head of Contemporary Art, Europe